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Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Dream

Today is like a dream for me.
Several months ago I was contacted by Amy Berkowitz who writes the craft section for our local Newspaper. Not the dinky local paper, the big one, you know the one you buy for the coupons on Sunday.
I responded to her questions via e-mail and then did not hear back from her.
Hadn't heard back till last Tuesday.
Last Tuesday night the salon was slow so I went home early and the phone rang. Hello, this is Amy Berkowitz from the Times Herald Record. I almost dropped the phone. She and I had an instant connection and spoke for a while. Then we made an appointment to speak again that Friday. We spoke for over an hour that day. She is an artist and totally "got" me in a way others sometimes don't. We spoke again the other night and she told me the article would be out Thursday.
I only half believed her.
This morning before I even woke up my husband went out and bought 3 papers!
I was like is it really in there? He opened to page 23 and there it was - a picture of me and the necklace that I have as my facebook avatar :-) I love that necklace. He said the lady at the gas station asked if there was something special in the paper. He proudly responded "yeah, my wife." :-) So sweet.


I see they have a galley of other photos of my work at http://www.recordonline.com/

This is surreal.
~Shannon

20 comments:

Donna Bradley said...

What a fantastic article, and you are so deserving! What an honor for you! Thanks for sharing.

Shel said...

Oh this is so cool!! Congrats and oh, how sweet of your hubby!!

CraftyHope said...

Shannon!! That's so, so very awesome. Congratulations on the opportunity, the great press, and making a connection!

Holly said...

What a wonderful article and quite the tribute! Congratulations, my friend!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Congrats Shannon, that is so awesome! I would be floating on Cloud 9 all day!

Therese's Treasures said...

Congratulations Shannon! What better exposure can one get then being featured in a newspaper that thousands of people read.
Therese

Shirley said...

So thrilled for you! What an awesome moment!!

Mellisa said...

Congratulations!!! What great publicity for you :)

Hot Rocks said...

That is SO awesome! Congratulations. I am sure that will help with those Holiday sales.

SueBeads said...

Congrats to you Shannon!

Penny said...

Shannon, what a great honor for all your hard work and creativity!! Congratulations and so awesome that you made a new friend!!!

KayzKreationz said...

That is so wonderful. Congratulations on getting published and your name out there. This can only bring great things.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Great article and publicity! Sounds like you have an awesome husband! And, your daughter is adorable!

Courtney said...

Yeah! Congratulations to you!

BooBeads said...

Congrats Shannon, that's awesome! So happy for you :)

Cillaw said...

Great! You do great work so you earned it! Great Job.

Meagan said...

Congratulation Shannon! What an accomplishment!

Mina Juwelry said...

WOW!! What a fantastic article. Congrats!

Barbara Lewis said...

Shannon, I got your great article delivered to my inbox because I have a google alert for Handmade Jewelry. I said to myself, "I know that girl!" It was a great article and I enjoyed getting to know you better. I understand the title of your blog much better now and how you've triumphed over tragedy. It's a great story that will only get better!

Jenn said...

Shannon - huge congratulations! Your work is definitely worth the notice. It's been a pleasure to watch your style get defined and you grow as an artist. Big congrats!